Sci-Fi

‘Black Mirror’ Will Return for a Fifth Season

The 'Black Mirror' logo (Photo: Netflix)

Streaming service Netflix announced that the popular dystopian science fiction anthology Black Mirror will be back for a fifth season.

The series, which has featured high-caliber British acting talent of almost every stripe, explores issues of technology and its unanticipated effects on modern society. Each episode is a standalone story, and can be watched in pretty much any order – though the series’ creators have been hinting that some (or all?) of them may exist within a larger shared universe.

Basically, Black Mirror is like a modern, more tecnosavvy version of The Twilight Zone, but if all the social media apps, dating services, home security systems and online game shows turned out to be basically terrible and/or threating to us, all the time.  (It’s honestly a fascinating series, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.)

Watch a Scene From Peter Capaldi’s Final 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special

Peter Capaldi, Mark Gatiss and David Bradley in "Twice Upon a Time" (Photo: BBC America)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means the countdown to new Doctor Who is on!

Of course, this year’s holiday installment is a slightly bigger deal than usual, since the episode will mark Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s last outing in the TARDIS and Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the series’ first female Doctor. Though, of course, most of us know that we’ll see Thirteen for all of two minutes. But still. It will be a franchise-defining moment. 

Peter Capaldi Will Leave 'Doctor Who' After Season 10

Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor (Photo: BBC)

It's official: Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi's next season of Doctor Who will be his last. 

Capaldi announced his decision to leave the show during a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley. Rumors have swirled for months that Capaldi might be ready to leave the iconic British sci-fi series, but up until this week he'd repeatedly told reporters and/or anyone who asked that he hadn't made his mind up yet. The series' tenth season is slated to begin April 15th, though Capaldi is currently slated to continue on in the role through the 2017 Christmas special. 

Anna Maxwell Martin as Midwinter of the Spirit's Rev. Merrily Watkins  (Image courtesy of Ben Blackall/ITV)

Haunting Telly to Stream this Halloween Season

If the leaves are turning and jack-o-lanterns are making an appearance in your neighborhood, chances are good that Halloween’s on its way. At Telly Visions that means it’s time to roll out our list of spooktastic telly. This year our recommendations focus on the paranormal - ghosts, poltergeists, possessions, haunted houses, etc. We’ve got a nice little mix of UK-based frights and they’re all ready to thrill you at just the click of a mouse.

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